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Interview: Pearlington, Mississippi five years after Katrina, Part 2

September 1, 2010
After Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Roaring Fork Valley communities united under the banner of Mountains to Mississppi to deliver aid to the tiny unincorporated town of Pearlington. Carbondale resident and Garfield County sheriff candidate Tom Delessandri has been a key player in the rebuilding effort, dividing his time between the mountains and Mississippi for the last four and a half years in order to provide leadership to volunteers arriving there. Today we continue an interview with Tom Delessandri and Pearlington resident Ben Taylor, who told KDNK's Marilyn Gleason that government money has run out by now, and some of the rebuilding was substandard.
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